Josh Shaffer

Josh Shaffer

How do you wrap 5000 gifts in one night?

Lost Sheep Ministries organized Raleigh volunteers to wrap more than 5,000 Christmas gifts for the homeless and needy. As they were handed out Saturday, more volunteers provided free haircuts, manicures and food. The Rev. Phil Brickle, who organized the 21st annual event through Lost Sheep Ministries, called it a blessing.​

Josh Shaffer

Lazarus the Cat's Mysterious Long Distance Adventure

Lazarus the 2-year-old cat disappeared from his home in Illinois around Thanksgiving and mysteriously turned up off Oberlin Road in Raleigh -- 722 miles away. Roy Finley and two of his children traveled the distance and back in 24 hours this week to retrieve Lazarus, who declined to share details of his adventure.

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How do you wrap 5000 gifts in one night?

Lost Sheep Ministries organized Raleigh volunteers to wrap more than 5,000 Christmas gifts for the homeless and needy. As they were handed out Saturday, more volunteers provided free haircuts, manicures and food. The Rev. Phil Brickle, who organized the 21st annual event through Lost Sheep Ministries, called it a blessing.​
Josh Shaffer jshaffer@newsobserver.com
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